Studying Abroad in Paris – A Brief Introduction

Hello my name is Stefan Bordeianu, and I will be studying abroad in Paris for the fall semester of 2021. I will be posting about my experiences in Paris on the Pitt Honors Blog, and I thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself before I begin my series of blog entries. Although I have…

CUTF Introduction: Medicine and Spanish really be-lung together

Hello everyone! My name is Amaan Rahman. I am one of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship this semester. I am a senior majoring in Spanish, and double minoring in Hindi and Chemistry. In the fall, I will be graduating and taking a gap semester before matriculating to medical school here at Pitt….

Developing Scientific Writing Skills in First Year General Chemistry Students

Grace Murray My name is Grace Murray, and I am a junior studying chemistry and studio arts at the University of Pittsburgh. This semester, I am working with Dr. Eugene Wagner in the chemistry department to develop a curriculum focused on providing instruction to first year honors general chemistry students to improve their scientific writing…

CUTF Introduction: Political Theory and the Future Project

Hello everyone! My name is Madison Stanley. This is my third year at Pitt, and I will be graduating this Spring with a Political Science major, German minor, and Global Studies certificate. I’m also a second-year Resident Assistant for the Honors LLC in Sutherland Hall and the Sustainability and Wellness lead for the Residential Programming…

CUTF Introduction: Harry Potter and the Multimedia Midterm Project

Annabeth Collis I solemnly swear that I am up to no good… I’m Annabeth Collis, and I’m a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m majoring in English Literature and also getting a certificate in Children’s Literature. For my CUTF project, I am working with Dr. Lori Campbell-Tanner in her class ENGLIT 0647:…

A Catalyst for Change: Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Selam Gillett, and I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Sociology pursuing a certificate in Global Health. Outside of my classes, I serve as the executive secretary for the Black Action Society as well as a Diversity and Inclusion Committee member for the Student Government Board. I work as a…

From Pitt Classroom to Global Outreach, Going Global Together

Hello everyone, I am Aparna Ramani (she/her), and I am one of the Fall 2021 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellows this semester! I am currently a 4+1 student finishing my undergraduate degrees in Natural Sciences and Sociology, with a certificate in Global Health and my Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management at Pitt Public Health….

Internship Wrap Up: Takeaways and Next Steps

My time with the Sierra Club has gone so quickly and it’s hard to believe it’s wrapping up in the next few weeks. Through my various meetings with Sierra Club staff and volunteers, independent projects, and legislative analysis, I have gained invaluable knowledge about environmental advocacy. One of my key takeaways is how extremely controversial…